About the author (as seen in the book)
Heidi Swain lives in Norfolk with her husband, two allegedly grown-up children and a mischievous black cat called Storm. She is passionate about gardening, the countryside and collects vintage paraphernalia. Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage is her fourth novel.
Publication date: 13th July 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
ISBN: Paperback 978-1-4711-4728-9
Pages: 480 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Copy provided by: Borrowed
Blurb (as seen on the back cover)
When Lottie Foster’s old family friend die’s, she inherits the lovely Cuckoo cottage. But it seems that beneath it’s charm the cottage is slowly but surely falling apart. Luckily Matt, the local builder, is always on hand to help with the problems that somehow seem to keep cropping up. But is he just a bit too good to be true? Certainly Will, Lotties closest neighbour, seems to think so…
With plans to set up her own business renovating vintage caravans, Lottie and her new friend Jemma from The Cherry Tree Café cock up a top secret plan. But before she can finally enjoy living with her Legacy she must uncover who she can trust, and who to avoid at all costs! And with two me vying for her attention, can Lottie find love in her new home…?
The cover of Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage is a vibrant summery scene lied out before your very eye’s! From the gorgeous sunset sky, the lushes green trees and hills, the cute little caravan to the village in the distance; is delightfulness of your very eye’s! I could stare at this cover all day long! I blooming adore like the plants creeping around the cover, some of which are coloured gold and shimmer in the light, as does Heidi’s name! Gosh I do lover a cover that shimmers!!!!!!!!!!
I have had the pleasure of reading one of Heidi’s other books; Summer at Skylark farm which you can check out Here I really enjoyed every single page I turned of that book and Heidi’s whole writing style!
The story begins as Lottie’s grandmother’s friend Gwen passes away and Lottie travels to Wybridge to attend her funeral. Afterword’s she get’s a shock, when David (the solicitor dealing with Gwen’s will) informs her that she has inherited Gwen’s legacy of Cuckoo Cottage, all the barns and a substantial amount of money. But this legacy comes with a stipulations; which Gwen has gone into great detail. Gwen wish for Lottie to stay at Cuckoo Cottage for a year and after that year she can do as she wishes with the place. Gwen know that Lottie was just drifting in life, having no real roots and that had to change!
So an overwhelmed, Lottie pack’s up her life and job doing up campervans, to start her year at Cuckoo Cottage. She has many lovely memories of many happy summers spent with Gwen and her grandmother as she was growing up, and adored the cottage even then. But why has Gwen left it all to her? What was Gwen’s plan’s of Lottie? Will Lottie work it all out? What is in all of the barns?
But what she find’s is that the cottage need’s some TLC and get’s the delivery of Gwen’s dog; Minnie! The local builder Matt seems more than happy to help her out by doing the work. However as he stars work he seems to find more thing’s that need doing. But is he being truthful with Lottie? Has Matt got an arterial motive in being around Lottie and the cottage? How will the locals react to her?
Her neighbour and the very handsome looking vet; Will get off on the wrong foot, but there is a vital attraction between these two. But will they find they have a mutual interest? Will Lottie work out what Gwen was thinking for her? Will she find her own romance? Lottlie find a friend in Jemma; who runs The Cherry Tree Cafe, and they put there heads together for idea’s! And what is it that Lottie and Jemma are little idea?
Heidi has really done it again for me with this book! It has everything you could want in a book, individual characters, drama, romance, mystery, fabulous scenery and a great plot! See told you it has everything!!!!!! Heidi I think gives the reader just enough information to entice the reader to read on, building on the excitement to the dramas that unfold. I was sad when I got to the last page; not because it was a sad ending because it wasn’t, it was just I didn’t want it to end!(I felt like I was in a book bubble and didn’t want it to pop!!!!!!) Needless to say I’m so going to be reading many more of Heidi’s books. Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage is the most wonderful summery delight that will surely have you hooked from the very first page like me!!!!!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives
Coming Home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain
A Super 5 Sparkly Stars